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The Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Construction’ – Rail

Published 10 April 2017 | Written by Ben Coughlan
CategoriesCharities/organisations Create opportunities Public

In partnership with the Prince’s Trust, 12 unemployed 18-25 year olds, local to the Crossrail Anglia Project in east London, were recruited to take part in a seven week training programme. The young people were given safety training and accreditation to CSCS standard and offered paid employment with further training opportunities. A standard get into construction programme is two weeks,…


Careers Talk at a Secondary School

Published 4 April 2017 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesApprenticeships Schools

Two of our STEM Ambassadors visited a local secondary school as part of National Careers Week. This school was identified as part of our local community next to the trunk road that the business maintains. Our two ambassadors attended a Year 10 design class. They designed a presentation and handout for the class which encompassed a Q&A session at the…


STEM learning at a primary school

Published 28 March 2017 | Written by Dorothy Butters
CategoriesCommunity liaison Schools

The BCEGI site team at Middlewood Locks wanted to encourage primary school children to study STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), designing and delivering lessons based on the National Curriculum. To illustrate Materials – Change of State the team enlisted the children as screeders. They brought mixed screed to the school, and when the children had read the method statement…


Spotlight on… campaign posters

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAlcohol testing Campaigns Diversity Drugs and alcohol policy Drugs testing Guidance Illegal workers Mental health Occupational health risks Posters Scheme posters/banners Signage Signage Stress Workforce

Spotlight on… posters have been designed for general display in and around site welfare facilities. The Scheme has developed a collection of A3 posters from the series of ‘Spotlight on…’ awareness campaigns. This resource has proven valuable for display on site and raising awareness amongst the workforce and visitors. To download a free electronic version, please click the links below.


Preparing Students for the Future

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by Anita Elahi
CategoriesColleges Schools

As part of our commitment to training and developing young people, we hold mock interviews with years 10 and 11 students at schools across the region, giving students the opportunity to meet real people from the world of employment and practice their interview techniques. After the interviews, we give the students feedback and areas for improvement. We also give the…


‘Forging Futures’ Scheme

Published 17 March 2017 | Written by Kerry Walker
CategoriesColleges Create opportunities

We have created the ‘Forging Futures’ scheme located on our site at Kirkstall Forge. This scheme is funded by us as Wates and CEG our client in collaboration with Leeds College of Building. We work with students to give them experience within the construction industry, providing innovative hands-on construction skills turning these students into the future developers, builders, architects and engineers that…


Using Minecraft to Design a Hotel

Published 2 February 2017 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCreate opportunities Schools

Construction sites are increasingly getting involved with their community, and such activities go a long way towards improving the image of the industry as a whole. Many sites choose to conduct outreach events with local schools, as this has the added benefit of promoting construction as a career path for bright young people. These school connections can take a variety of…


The Building People Programme

Published 31 January 2017 | Written by Christopher Lloyd-Evans
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Create opportunities Labour Placements Training

During July of this year, Willmott Partnership Homes held a community event within our central London office. The 5 day programme was delivered to eight young people who were looking to start a career in the construction industry. Participants for the event were supplied from a number of key support groups operating across London. These included The Princes Trust, Women…


Enhanced STEM event at a primary school

Published 19 December 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesSchools

At A-one+ we believe that by increasing the understanding of what we do on the motorways and trunk roads, we promote a common goal of safer roads for our roadworkers, for our communities, including students, staff, parents/carers, and for road users. In partnership with Highways England we spent a day with 462 children at Seven Hills Primary School in Morley…


Survey Camp

Published 14 November 2016 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Universities

Providing practical activities for young people can help encourage a career in construction. The examples below shows how one site went over and above by educating young people about what a career in the industry includes: Site engineer (himself a company sponsored MsC student on site 2 days a week) worked with a local College and designed, prepared and delivered…


Prince’s Trust support for Get into Construction

Published 28 October 2016 | Written by Hannah Fehr
CategoriesCareers advice Charities/organisations Legacy

During building on the HLR Schools Project, constructing 7 new schools and demolishing existing sites, Interserve sought an opportunity to support young people with a Prince’s Trust “Get into Construction” programme. The Prince’s Trust run programmes for 16 – 25 year old unemployed people across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire with Interserve providing support with introductions, site tours, employability sessions, mock…


Practical Plumbing session for Year 11 students

Published 28 October 2016 | Written by Hannah Fehr
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

While building Goffs school, Interserve’s Hannah Fehr offered practical support to students and was asked to plan some practical sessions to a group of students who were underachieving and closest to the workforce. Students were given the opportunity to learn practical skills during a 3 hour workshop on Plumbing, in partnership with Interserve Engineering Services and JTL Training. Students were…


Habitat Lesson for Year 7 Pupils

Published 25 October 2016 | Written by Hannah Fehr
CategoriesLegacy Schools

Interserve staff currently building Bishops Hatfield Girls School took time out of their day to put together a 60 minute lesson for Year 7 students on habitat. Students were shown the process and consideration needed during the building process including information about the key priorities (Badgers, Newts, Bats), consequences of disturbing habitat and the opportunity to build their own hedgehog hides…


Mace’s ‘Building Futures’ programme: revealing careers in construction to young women

Published 10 October 2016 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesCareers advice Careers advice Colleges Equality Schools

One of the problems that exists when talking to young people about careers in construction is the lack of understanding about the variety of different roles available. Both teachers and school children are unaware of the scope with a career in construction and can limit the options of students because of preconceptions about who would be suitable to work in…


BSSU at QK Academy Careers Fair

Published 12 September 2016 | Written by Angelika Chraska-Pongo
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Goodwill Legacy Schools

The Your Future Careers Fair is a part of a government funded program aimed at students aged 14-24 in order to try and get them into work, showing them the alternate ways they can take their future and offering apprenticeships to those who choose to take them. The BSSU project took part in this by attending QK Academy School and…